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Postgraduate Researcher (PGR) Widening Access and Participation Manager (Internal Secondment)

The Researcher Academy

Location:  University Park
Salary:  £44,263 to £56,021 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Friday 08 December 2023
Reference:  FAB490523


This vacancy is open to employees of the University of Nottingham only. 

We are seeking a motivated manager with excellent project management skills and a strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion to undertake this secondment in the Researcher Academy. A strategic thinker and able communicator, you will develop, deliver and evaluate initiatives and interventions to increase access and participation at postgraduate researcher (PGR) level and ensure that researchers from under-represented groups thrive and succeed at Nottingham. 

The Researcher Academy is the network for researchers, and the staff who support them, at the University of Nottingham. We work to promote a healthy research culture, to cultivate researcher excellence, and develop creative partnerships that enable researchers to flourish.

The Researcher Academy is part of the broader RKE Excellence Strategy division in the Research & Innovation Directorate (R&I). The Directorate provides comprehensive support throughout the research and innovation lifecycle. From first ideas through to commercialisation and industry partnerships. It comprises around 180 colleagues and is investing in new roles in order to ensure it has the capability and capacity to deliver on Nottingham’s ambitions. 

Don’t meet every single requirement? We encourage you to apply anyway as we know that a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace is not only a better place to work but also produces higher-quality solutions. If you are excited by the opportunities of this role, but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every requirement, you should still apply; you may be just the right candidate.  

This post is offered on an internal secondment until 31st July 2025. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours) ; however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 30 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Requests for secondment from internal candidates will be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students and those from disadvantaged backgrounds are under-represented in funded postgraduate research and hence remain under-represented in academia. A step change is needed in the diversity of academia as a whole and this change must begin when potential future leaders start their careers.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see our Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge webpages.



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